Monday, November 14, 2011

One From The Road

I'm on a business trip this week, hanging out at the company mothership for a global conference. I always like coming up to headquarters for a taste of the dynamic environment here, but this week is extra supercharged because of the rare convergence of my entire team. So, lots of discussions on quality and policy and those kinds of fun things.

This evening in my hotel room, I'll be working on wrapping up those pesky revisions, made peskier by a critique partner's comment that unlocked new ideas for tension in some of my final chapters. What I'll want to be doing is reading the rest of The Death Cure, which I started while stuck at LAX for three hours yesterday. I love it so far, but I'm hoping for LOTS OF ANSWERS by the end, because right now I have many, many questions. One thing I really like about this book--even though I'm totally confused about who is good and who is bad, I feel like I have a very good idea of the entire dystopian world that it's set in. I've read other dystopians lately where the immediate setting is well described, but the world it's set within, not so much.

And, because I haven't got much else of note to say today, here are the books I've got queued up to read on my Kindle. What are you reading?

Holes by Louis Sachar
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak
The Curse of the Wendigo, and The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey


  1. Ok, when you start Jellicoe Road, promise me you will make it to at least 150 pages. The beginning is a little weird, but I promise it all pays off right around 150.

  2. I agree that dystopian books need to have their world building down, otherwise I don't know how to picture anything and it takes me out of it a little. And I'm reading Invincible right now, which is pretty good so far.

  3. Wait, you've never read HOLES??? I'm dying to here what you think of it. I found it incredibly original but I read it YEARS ago before I'd read a lot of MG.

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